Category Archives: Health

Catherine McKinnell commits to help Newcastle North children who need palliative care

Catherine McKinnell MP with Together for Short Lives

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, gave her support for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions in Newcastle North at recent event in Parliament held by children’s palliative care charity, Together for Short Lives.  The event took place during Children’s Hospice Week (13-20th June), the national awareness and fundraising week for children not expected to reach Continue Reading...

Newcastle MP joins Guide Dogs for blindfolded bus journey

Catherine McKinnell & Guide Dogs

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, took part in a blindfolded bus journey to Throckley today (20th June), followed by a blindfolded walk in Lemington. Catherine was joined by Guide Dogs supporter and Dumpling Hall resident, Ellen Jopling, alongside Guide Dogs’ Mobility Instructor, David Waterfall, and North East Engagement Officer, Linda Oliver. They were all accompanied Continue Reading...

Newcastle MP urges constituents to join 800-strong army of local bone marrow donors

Anthony Nolan logo for race number_4

Catherine McKinnell MP, has joined forces with charity Anthony Nolan to search for more local heroes in Newcastle North to join their bone marrow register in the fight against blood cancer.  This search is underway as the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register has been mapped across the UK by local area for the first time. Continue Reading...

Catherine hears about work of Parkinson’s UK Newcastle branch

Parkinson's UK Newcastle branch 16-05-2014

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, met up recently with representatives from the Newcastle branch of Parkinson’s UK, Matty McGarry MBE (Chair) and Angela Waugh (Secretary). Matty and Angela briefed Catherine about the charity’s work in the local area, and discussed their campaigns on behalf of people living with Parkinson’s on Tyneside. The branch, which Continue Reading...